João Paulo Gonçalves 

Born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil in 1979, multimedia artist Gonçalves moved to the states in 2000 and currently lives and works in Tennessee. He attended school for architecture at Universidade Santa Ursula in Brazil and later stud Industrial Design at the Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale. He now works at his studio in Deerfield Beach, and his work is collected across the US and internationally, including Ripley's Believe It or Not Odditorium. He exhibits across the Southeastern United States and won First Place in the two-dimensional category at ArtPrize8, an international art competition in Michigan.

In his interpretations of the works of artists like da Vinci, Michelangelo, and Bouguereau, the artist exposes that a clear expression of beauty, non-conceptual and free from abstraction is as important as the search for beauty in impressionism, abstraction, and conceptual art. Beauty can be simultaneously clear and hidden. Denying the pure expression of beauty requiring no explanation or examination is a sad injustice to humanity, in the same way it would be unfair to limit the artist’s freedom to search and conquer beauty in chaos or in conceptual ways. Gonçalves investigates the possibilities of beauty from the minimalistic arrangement of seemingly identical wood pieces to a complex well-planned and elaborate arrangement of precisely trimmed wood, reflecting light with perfection to achieve an image that resonates with our soul through undeniable and unanimous standards of beauty.

CV

1979    Born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

            Studied Architecture at Universidade Santa Ursala in Brazil

            Studied Industrial Design at Ft. Lauderdale Art Institute

 Awards

 1st place 2-D Public Vote, ArtPrize8

Best in Show, Art-Rageous Juried Show

 Exhibitions

2021

Palm Beach Modern + Contemporary, Online Fair

2020

Art Miami, Online Fair

Art Palm Springs, Palm Springs, CA, USA

LA Art Show Modern + Contemporary, Los Angeles, CA, USA

Palm Beach Modern + Contemporary, Palm Beach, FL, USA

 2019

CONTEXT Art Miami, Miami, FL, USA

Affordable Art Fair NYC, New York, NY, USA

 Seattle Art Fair, Seattle, WA, USA

“The Palm Beach Show: Jewelry, Art, Antiques, and Design”, Palm Beach, FL, USA

 2018

 Las Olas Art Fair, Ft. Lauderdale, FL, USA

 2016

 International Art Competition, ArtPrize8, Grand Rapids, MI, USA

“Art-rageous”, Wilton Manors, FL, USA

“Unsettled Landscapes”, MAC Fine Art, Ft. Lauderdale, FL, USA

 2015

 “Reveal in Shadows”, Baily Contemporary Arts, Pompano Beach, FL, USA

“Our Ends or Our Beginnings”, !310 Gallery, Ft. Lauderdale, FL, USA

“RedEye”, ArtServe, Ft. Lauderdale, FL, USA

Publications

“Exhibition of João Paulo Gonçalves”, Acontece Magazine – 2016